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The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: Season 1 Reviews

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December 5, 2017
Set in a brightly colored version of late 1950s New York - the soundtrack is bursting with show tunes and Sinatra - it's a backhanded riposte to the old canard that women can't be funny.
December 4, 2017
Brosnahan inhabits a sweet spot that winks at Midge's era but doesn't shortchange her sauciness or her vulnerability.
November 30, 2017
Despite its anachronistic setting, there's something timely about Mrs. Maisel.
November 29, 2017
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel pulls off an enviable feat in making us fall in love with a story about ambition and dreams while flirting with ideas about a woman's role in the spotlight, on stages and in history.
November 29, 2017
Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is exuberance in episodic form.
November 29, 2017
A lush and delightful new comedy-drama.
Top Critic
November 29, 2017
You kind of want to tell the show to just relax. And when it does, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel makes for an intriguing mix.
November 29, 2017
Sherman-Palladino has found yet another magnetic, tough but vulnerable brunette to help weight down this cloud: the outstanding Rachel Brosnahan, whose note-perfect New York nasality and sharp comic timing are evident from the first seconds of the pilot.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 29, 2017
It is jubilant and optimistic, even when the chips are supposed to be down.
November 29, 2017
It's hard to take your eyes off of Midge Maisel when she takes the stage.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 29, 2017
Despite its shortcomings, "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" is entertaining and timely. Midge's rage is her power, and it resonates.
November 28, 2017
In word and deed, Mrs. Maisel is expansive and expressive. It talks with its hands.
Top Critic
November 28, 2017
Mrs. Maisel can -- yup -- be chatty to the point of exhaustion, and a little can go a long way. But what's here is worth savoring and, if you can get past the verbal gymnastics, worth the trip.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 28, 2017
This late-1950s dramedy -- which uses a fictional point of entry into the real-life stand-up scene of the era -- is too stagey and precious in the telling to merit consistent applause.
November 27, 2017
Mrs. Maisel bristles with an energetic sense of discovery, and Rachel Brosnahan is flat-out fantastic in the title role.
November 27, 2017
It might be a fantasy, but it's a good one. And there's always the hope, not as distant as it used to feel, that a thousand little clinks will maybe, finally, make the glass shatter.
November 26, 2017
The upbeat optimism of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is a baked-in Sherman-Palladino formula that worked with Gilmore Girls and makes this new series addictive.
November 22, 2017
It's a shame, though, that the people who would most appreciate the show will spend more time scratching their heads than laughing, as Mrs. M repeatedly topples off the comedic knife edge it so eagerly wants to walk.
November 21, 2017
Brosnahan's casting is impeccable. She's so charismatic that things can dull a bit when she's off-screen, if only because her deftness with Sherman-Palladino's script is so captivating.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
November 20, 2017
With a much-needed message for our times, a talented ensemble cast, and the period appeal of a Mad Men-with-a-feminine-flair production design, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is well on its way to becoming the next obsession for Gilmore Girls devotees.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
October 19, 2017
Basically, this is Gilmore Girls Revolt, with a dash of Crashing.
October 19, 2017
The characters don't gel because it's largely unclear who's sticking around, other than the star, and the pilot doesn't pick up until the metaphorical gun goes off. But when it does, wow, what a bang.
Full Review | Original Score: B
October 19, 2017
The show operates at maximum archness, and while the period setting never feels truly real, the moments of emotional authenticity that do break through shine beautifully and brightly.
April 5, 2017
I didn't think I had any need for another show about somebody trying to make it in comedy, but Sherman-Palladino, Brosnahan and supporting players... convinced me in a hurry.
March 24, 2017
Rachel Brosnahan grabs the screen from her opening monolog in a wedding dress ... and doesn't let up in a performance that whipsaws between fast-talking comedy and overshared upper-middle-class angst.
March 20, 2017
It's a stylish, fun show that is neither punishing nor idiotic, an escape from reality that is tethered, ever so lightly, to reality.
March 20, 2017
It's Bresnahan who singlehandedly turns what could have been an overly clever vintage-comedy canapé into a three-course meal.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
March 17, 2017
The exceedingly charming pilot for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is an Amy Sherman-Palladino joint through and through, featuring rapid-fire dialogue peppered with pop culture references and eccentric, endearing characters.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
March 17, 2017
For the most part, this is a series that's as confident as its heroine -- and what a heroine she is. Midge is already layered, conflicted, hilarious, and charming.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
March 15, 2017
The period details are convincing, the performances ... and, of course, Sherman-Palladino's writing is spot on.